Here is a round-up of some popular and free to attend vegan events and street markets in May. The weather is warming up as we head towards the Summer, which presents the perfect opportunity for you to support the local artisans and enjoy the laidback atmosphere.
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Sun 1, Hackney Downs Studios London The Vegan Friendly Market, 11 am – 5 pm
Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT, London
Don’t miss out on this FREE market full of incredible food and product stalls, food trucks, entertainment and activities for all ages!
You can also sign up to attend the market for a chance to win a 3-night stay in the fully vegan resort @mod.santorini!
Organisers: Vegan-Friendly UK
Sun 1, St Albans Vegan Market, 10.30 am – 4 pm
St Peter’s Street, AL1 3DH
St Albans event takes over St Peter’s Street, right in the centre of the city and where the Charter and Farmer’s Markets operate, on just four Sundays throughout the year.
The event brings together a huge variety of vegan street food, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, sustainable chandlers, local artists, zero-waste champions, environmental charities and loads more.
Sun 1, Vegan Fiesta Basingstoke, 11 am – 4 pm
Outside at the Amphitheatre, Festival Place Shopping Centre, RG21 7BA
Launched in January 2020, Vegan Fiesta Basingstoke is held inside during the winter period and outside on the grass area in the summer. Expect lots of artisan stalls with street food, delicious deli, yummy cakes, natural skincare, eco-friendly gifts and much more. There are picnic benches and there will even be workshops and entertainment so it is the perfect event for the whole family!
Sat 7, Woking Vegan Market, 10 am – 3 pm
32 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU216JT
The market will take place in Woking next to the fire station and 5 min walk from train station.
Sat 7, Salford Vegan Market, 10:30 am – 4 pm
Greengate Square, M3 5AS
Salford event will take over Greengate Square, right in the heart of the city and close to Manchester Cathedral, for the first time in May 2022.
Sun 8, Wokingham Vegan Market, 11am – 3 pm
Wokingham, Town Hall, RG40 1AS
Delicious food, yummy cakes, natural skincare, eco-friendly gifts and much more.
Sun 8, Northampton Vegan Market, 10:30 am – 4 pm
Market Square, NN1 2DL
Northampton event takes over the Market Square, right in the centre of the town, on just two Sundays throughout the year.
Sun 8, Dorchester Vegan Market, 10 am – 4 pm
Dorchester Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1TY
Dorchester Vegan Market returns outdoors to the historic Maumbury Rings for this Spring!
With free entry everyone can come and enjoy this superb outdoor event with 45+ stalls of 100% vegan products. And with a massive amphitheatre you can bring your own blankets or chairs for relaxing and dining. The spacious outdoor grass venue makes it easy to move around the market, situated at the north end of the rings.
Wed 11, Portobello Vegan Night Market, 5.30 pm – 10 pm
281, Portobello Road, London, W10 5XL
In the heart of West London, this event is all about community with the best tunes and 20+ of the finest vegan traders around. Not to mention that the vibes are so good, that it’s award-winning. Fill your boots with ethical shopping, delicious food and have a boogie whilst you are at it. This event is free, family-friendly and pet friendly.
Sat & Sun 14/15, Plant Based Social (Vegan Market), Hackney, 12 – 6 pm
Bohemia Place, London, E8 1DU
Plant Based Social formerly Hackney Vegan Village is a two-day market event. Expect some of the UK’s finest vegan and ethical traders from food, fashion, art, produce and more. A fantastic array of live music, DJs and other artists at our social will be sure to keep you in the party mood. A cruelty-free weekend with all their vibes!
Sat 14, Egham Vegan Market, 10 am – 4 pm
High Street Egham, TW20KT12 1GH
Vegan food, takeaway food & drinks, cakes, produce and arts and crafts.
Sat 14, Chester Vegan Market, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Town Hall Square, CH1 2HQ
Chester event takes over the Town Hall & Library Squares, right in the centre of the city, on just three Saturdays throughout the year.
Sat 14, Windsor Vegan Fiesta, 10 am – 5 pm
Forbury Gardens, RG1 3BB
The event will take place on Peascod Street (Windsor’s pedestrianised high Street), SL4 1DG on dates throughout 2022. There will be several stalls with amazing hot food, yummy cakes, tasty pastries, delicious deli, natural skincare, eco-friendly gifts, artisan goods and much more!
Sat 14, LABL Vegan Fair Liverpool, 11 am – 5 pm
The Old Police Station, 80 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8UU
Lark Lane events in Liverpool! Helping you to Live A Better Life with 30 stalls offering everything from delicious vegan food and drink to natural beauty and handmade gifts!
Organisers: LABL Vegan Fair Liverpool – Live A Better Life!
Sun 15, Newbury Vegan Market, 10 am – 3 pm
17 Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5AA
Vegan Market in Newbury takes place every 3 months on the third Sunday of the month.
Sun 15, Loughborough Vegan Market, 10.30 am – 4 pm
Market Place, LE11 3EB
Loughborough event will take over the Market Place, right in the centre of the town, for the first time in 2022.
Sun 15, Mansfield Vegan Market, 10.30 am – 4 pm
Market Place, NG18 1JX
Mansfield event will take over the Market Place, right in the centre of the town, for the first time in May 2022.
Sat 21, Walton on Thames Vegan Market, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
Market Place, KT19 8BA
The vegan market will be held on the third Saturday of each month outside the heart shopping centre.
Sat 21, Wrexham Vegan Market, 10.30 am – 4 pm
Queen’s Square, LL11 1AT
Wrexham event will take over Queen’s Square, right in the centre of the town, for the first time in May 2022.
Sun 22, Salisbury Vegan Market, 10 am – 3 pm
Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1JH
Salisbury Vegan Market will be held across the Market Square right in the heart of the city.
Showcasing the very best independent vegan businesses and brands, you can expect innovative, delicious vegan street food, sweet treats and bakes, vegan cheese, ethical clothing brands, zero waste living stalls, cruelty-free skincare and much more!
Sun 22, Oxford Vegan Market, 10.30 am – 4 pm
Gloucester Green, OX1 2BU
Oxford event takes over Gloucester Green, right in the heart of this historic university city and where the regular market operates, on just two Sundays throughout the year.
Fri 27, Vegan East LDN, Night Market, London, 5 – 11 pm
Bohemia Place, London, E8 1DU
35+ of the best vegan traders in the UK, from hot food, yummy desserts, ethical shopping, art and experiences such as tattoo, nail bar, piercing, barber and more.
Entertainment from The Hackney Social and an after-party running until 1.30 am. Expect the finest DJs and acts to be performing, and the vibes flowing all night long.
Sat 28, Cambridge Vegan Market, 10 am – 4 pm
Market Kitchen, LS2 7HY
Cambridge event takes over the beautiful Guildhall, right in the heart of the historic city, on just three Saturdays throughout the year.
Sun 29, Bracknell Vegan Fiesta, 11 am – 5 pm
The Lexicon, RG12 1AP
There are lots to look forward to including hot food, artisan stalls, a charity baking competition, live music and more!
The event takes place at the outside shopping centre on the last Sunday three months of the year. There will be several stalls with amazing hot food, yummy cakes, tasty pastries, delicious deli, natural skincare, eco-friendly gifts, artisan goods and much more!
Sun 29, Bradford Vegan Market, 10.30 am – 4 pm
City Park, BD1 1HY
Bradford event will take over City Park, right in the heart of the city, for the first time this May.
Annual Vegan Events and Festivals in 2022
|Glasgow Vegan Festival||12 March||Hampden Park, Glasgow||www.veganeventsuk.co.uk|
|Leicester Vegan Festival||10 April||Leicester Athena||www.veganeventsuk.co.uk|
|The Scottish Vegan Festival||8 May||10-11 New Market Rd, Edinburgh||thescottishveganfestival|
|Tyneside Vegan and Music Festival||14 May||Northumbria University||North East Animal Rights|
|Portsmouth Vegan Festival||14 May||Mountbatten Centre, Alex Way, Hilsea, PO2 9QA||veganeventsuk.co.uk|
|Manchester Vegan Market||15 May||Bowlers Exhibition Centre||www.veganeventsuk.co.uk|
|Bath Vegan Festival||4 June||Bath Pavillion||www.veganeventsuk.co.uk|
|West Yorkshire Vegan Festival||3 July||Huddersfield Town Hall||www.westyorkshireveganfestival.com|
|Vegan Camp Out||15 -18 July||Stanford Hall in Leicestershire||www.vegancampout.co.uk|
|Vegan Kids Festival||22 – 24 July||Sturminster Marshall, Dorset||www.vegankidsfestival.co.uk|
|Chester Vegan Festival||21 August||The Queens Hotel||www.chesterveganfestival.com|
|Bournemouth Vegan Festival||3 September||Citygate Events||www.veganeventsuk.co.uk|
|Reading Vegan Festival||17 September||Broad Street||www.sparkleveganevents.com|
|Sparkle Wedding Vegan Fair||23 October||The Market House, Reading||www.sparkleveganevents.com|
|Chippenham Vegan Chocolate Festival and Eco Art/Craft Fair||24 October||Neeld Community and Arts Centre||www.veganfairs.co.uk|
|VegfestUK London||12 – 13 November||The Grand Olympia||www.vegfest.co.uk|
|Manchester Vegan Winter Festival||20 November||Bowlers Exhibition Centre||www.veganeventsuk.co.uk|
|Bath Vegan Festival||26 November||Bath Pavillion||www.veganeventsuk.co.uk|
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